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  • noun historical A member of a certain nomadic Turkic people of central Asia who ruled parts of Eurasia and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages
  • noun the Turkic language spoken by these people

Etymologies

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From Medieval Latin Cumani, from Byzantine Greek Κουμάνοι, perhaps ultimately from the name of the Kuma River.

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